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  • adj. That cannot be seized or grasped.


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un- +‎ seizable


  • The unseizable essence of the two books isn't pictures at all, the Tenniel illustrations notwithstanding.

    'Alice': Half a Wonderland

  • The Fascist loves his neighbor, but the word neighbor does not stand for some vague and unseizable conception.

    Things One Should Not Forget « Whatever

  • There is a sort of moral climate in a household, an impalpable, unseizable, indefinable set of influences, which predispose the inmates to industry and self-control, or else relax fibre and slacken purpose.


  • This, they say, is what we live by — this unseizable force.

    Jacob's Room

  • It is thus that we live, they say, driven by an unseizable force.

    Jacob's Room

  • A stranger, seeing them together, would have noticed an unseizable resemblance between these second cousins of the third generations of Forsytes; the same bone formation in face, though

    In Chancery

  • Into his life, out of his life she had walked like that swaying and erect, remote, unseizable; ever eluding the contact of his soul!

    In Chancery

  • But there was between the cousins another far less obvious antipathy — coming from the unseizable family resemblance, which each perhaps resented; or from some half-consciousness of that old feud persisting still between their branches of the clan, formed within them by odd words or half-hints dropped by their elders.

    In Chancery

  • And once more he felt the malaise of one who contemplates himself as seen by another — like a dog who chances on his reflection in a mirror, and is intrigued and anxious at the unseizable thing.

    To Let

  • And the responses, low-muttered, in voices through which rose the same tone, the same unseizable family ring, sounded weird, as though murmured in hurried duplication by a single person.

    The Man of Property


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